StandardAero and Thales Team to Certify the Advanced Autopilot System for Light Helicopters

StandardAero and Thales announced a signed teaming agreement formalizing a mutual commitment for developing and certifying an advanced autopilot system for the light helicopter market. The system will initially be certified for installation on the popular Airbus Helicopters AS350 platform. Based on their autopilot experience, Thales says it has incorporated the features and safety design…

DAC Int’l. GDC64 Now Compatible with Foreflight and Freeflight RANGR ADS-B Receiver

DAC Int’l. (DAC) announced recently the compatibility of the DAC GDC64 with Foreflight Mobile. Beginning with ForeFlight’s November release, version 11.10, the GDC64 allows the display of ADS-B information in ForeFlight’s industry leading integrated app. The DAC International GDC64 Wired interface connects the FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B In receiver to an iPad for display of…

AVIC Selects THOMMEN’S New Stratotimer for the MA700 Airliner

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) Xi’an Aircraft Company Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd. (XCAC) has selected the STRATOTIMER next-generation digital aircraft clock for its MA700 twin-engine medium-range turboprop airliner. STRATOTIMER is THOMMEN’s latest multifunction onboard time management system, featuring a modular design with  configurability to support numerous cockpit modernizations and forward-fit programs on fixed and…

Barfield Enters into Agreement to Support GSTE Products in Europe

Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, signed an agreement allowing Falgayras to become Barfield authorized repair center in Europe. The agreement covers the repair and calibration of several GSTE products including Air Data/Pitot Static, and Turbine Temperature.Barfield says choosing Falgayras allows them to…

Digitalization of Aircraft Ops the Focus of S7 Technics and IATA Seminar

Russian aircraft maintenance provider S7 Technics, in combination with global airline association IATA (International Air Transport Association), have jointly held a Digital Aircraft Operations 2019 seminar focusing on the critical subject of disposing of the burden of the industry’s paper mountain through the digitalization of air transport management processes. The migration of aircraft operations and…

Duncan Aviation Releases Most Recent Compliance Numbers 16 Weeks Before ADS-B Mandate Deadline

Duncan Aviation’s market research team recently released updated numbers and found that although the FAA’s deadline for upgrading business aviation aircraft to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is 16 weeks away, 23 percent of the US-registered business jet fleet, or 3,384, still don’t comply. “At this rate, we anticipate that at least 1,660 business jets will…

Elliott Certifies STC to Include Mid-Continent’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module in Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 and Honeywell Primus 1000 Avionics Suite

Elliott Aviation recently announced the FAA has certified the supplemental type certificate (STC) for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) as part of its Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade in the Citation Excel and XLS. The STC also allows for installation of the unit in Primus 1000 equipped Citation Excel and XLS aircraft.…